Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors a deep dark amber color with a full head that lasted my entire burger (I ate slow). The flavor was a good roasted malty flavor with a good slightly bitter hop finish. The palate was nice and rich. This is now my bulk beer.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige and weak head. Dark brown-black color. Aroma is malty, roasty with some coffe and raisins notes. Flavor is malty too, sweet with chocolate and fruity tones, ending in a slightly bitter and roasty finish. Medium bodied.
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Dark, roasty, smooth, and strong. This is the flavor the comes to mind when I think of a porter.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a light brown head. The beer itself is a deep brown / black color, when held up to the light it is clear with brown notes to it. Smells of roast malt and coffee, definitely very malty-roast aromas as well. Tastes of smooth roast malt mixed with solid Willamette hop flavor that finishes the beer off. The hop flavor has always impressed me with this beer. There is a bit of coffee in the taste as well.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, tulip glass, 50 degrees. Average sized, dense, creamy, tan head is quickly diminishing and sits on a black body with cola to burgandy edges. Roasted grain, dark coffee malt; flowery hops; doughy yeast. Moderately sweet throughout with a lightly bitter finish. Slight acidity in the middle. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Nice little hop bite at the end. The bottom line is: admittedly this is a hard style to make really impressive for me, but this beer is definetly lacking.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque dark brown with large tan thick bubbly head. Head mostly diminishes but hangs around a bit. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, smoke, and malt to me. I've smelled stronger porters but it's certainly on par. Flavor is less roasted and weaker than I expected. Slightly bitter finish. Tastes largely the same as their stout, but without the layer of hoppiness. Oddly, I prefer the stout. I would have expected the porter to have stronger roasted flavor.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a medium beige head. Nose is light malt with a hint of cocoa. Flavor starts sweet with a light cocoa coffee taste and finishes kinda dry with a touch of hops. A nice drinkable porter.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#200. Translucent dark ruby-brown color and a well-retained cottony beige head. Aroma of raisins, peppery hop spice, chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of anise. Flavor of roasted malts with some nice fruity sourness and a crisp hop finish. An easy-going, medium-bodied palate. Subdued but quite an enjoyable porter overall.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in Lake Tahoe. Dark colour, light tan head. Malty taste with hint caramel, but generally thin.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 A nice, easy-drinking porter. Had little head. Smelled strongly of alcohol. Could have benefited from stronger flavor.